When people think of Brandon Jennings, their first thoughts probably don’t involve assists. But Jennings has demonstrated an slight uptick in his ability to get his teammates good shots this season. It started from the opening tip of the season, when Jennings matched his career-high in assists (13) in each of the first two games.
But Jennings has tapered off of late. After averaging 7.7 assists per game in the first nine games of the season, he has only marked 4.8 assists per game in the nine games that followed. To be fair, a sprained ankle suffered against Chicago two weeks ago slowed him down a step, and he may now just be getting back his full explosiveness.
So it was good to see Brandon attacking the hoop and finding teammates when the window for his own shot started to close. Below are two phenomenal assists: one to Larry Sanders and one to Ersan Ilyasova. The second one was chosen as the NBA’s ‘Assist of the Night’.